Find your crossover at Hanna Imports

When it comes to finding a new vehicle, there's so many options to choose from. One of the newer segments to arrive has been the crossover category. Just what is a crossover, and why should you purchase one for your next new vehicle?

Today a crossover generally means a compact SUV and other similar body styles. Crossovers give you the versatility of a full-sized SUV with the fuel efficiency of a smaller vehicle. Having a smaller vehicle like a crossover doesn't mean that you that you have to give up on options. 

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Hanna Imports Recommends These Tips When Buying a Used Car

Any car purchase is a big decision. Hanna Imports thinks you should be informed before you buy a used vehicle. Here are some important things to consider before you arrive at a dealership.

Research is important. You need to review any information you can find about the model of used car you are considering. Be sure that it is going to work for you before you make the decision to buy. Once you have chosen a specific vehicle at a dealership, inquire about a vehicle history report. Use every tool at your disposal to get all the information about the…

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Stay on Top of Alternator Maintenance with a Visit to Hanna Imports

Almost every driver is aware that there’s an alternator somewhere under their vehicle’s hood, but few know exactly what an alternator does. Our team provides alternator services at our dealership and repair center here in Raleigh, and we offer you the following facts on alternator operation and care.

Alternators generate power for use by the lighting system, the climate control system and other electrical components. The battery also maintains a source of power that’s replenished regularly by the alternator in order to supply the primary charge that's required to crank up the vehicle.

 

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Are You Able to Clean Your Car's Engine?

Do you want the cleanest car possible? If so, then don’t focus only on the exterior. And don’t even think solely about the driver and passenger seats. Clean under the hood and make sure the engine sparkles. And do so safely and thoroughly.

After covering up the electrical components, you can start to work on cleaning the engine. Well, do so after the engine completely cools. It’s obviously unwise to clean a hot engine.

Clean any engine covers you remove separately. You don’t want to put them back on the engine dirty.

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You'll be surprised by this hybrid's performance

Hybrids are thought to perform less well than pure electric or pure gasoline cars. When it comes to acceleration, the electric cars work better than their gasoline counterparts, but they cannot be refueled as quickly as their gasoline counterparts, and there are not as many fueling stations. Hybrid vehicles help solves this problem and increase the efficiency of the way the car uses energy. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has 3 different driving modes, and these modes increase the performance of the vehicle.

Like most hybrids, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is not 

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Explore the Versatility of the Subaru Crosstrek

Here at Hanna Imports we are seeing many people opt for the Subaru Crosstrek when it comes to a compact crossover. This popular SUV has all the bells and whistles that you would expect from Subaru, and it carries on the Subaru legacy of versatility.

In the Crosstrek you will find a large cargo area that is part of a 121.6 cubic foot interior. That gives you plenty of room to pack up the family and all of their gear to head out on a weekend adventure. The seatbacks in the rear can be folded down for more cargo…

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Step Into Spring with These Seasonal Car Care Tips

The rising temperatures can only mean one thing: spring is finally here. If you're as excited for spring as we at Hanna Imports are, you've likely got a long list of things you want to do. In the midst of all the busyness, though, make sure not to overlook your vehicle. With these easy spring car care tips, your vehicle will be more than ready for the upcoming warm weather.

First, if you've delayed an oil change because of the cold weather, now's the time to get it done. Depending on the type of oil you…

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Why Regular Alignment Services Are Essential For Optimum Handling

Maybe you've misjudged a turn and have taken your vehicle over the edge of a curb as the result. Perhaps you've had the unfortunate experience of discovering one of the many potholes that have formed in an ill-maintained road. In either case, Raleigh drivers will always get the best performance and handling from their vehicles by taking advantage of professional alignment services. At Hanna Imports, we want every motorist to understand just how important having good tire alignment truly is.

Why Checking And Adjusting Alignment Is Important

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Safe Motoring in Wintertime with Proper Tires

A primary consideration during wintertime is ensuring that you've proper tires on your car of truck. With that noted, there are three kinds of winter tires to select from as you gear your vehicle up for winter.

Studded tires provide optimal traction in the most significantly adverse winter driving conditions. These winter tires come complete with studs embedded into the tread. There is a non-studded derivation of winter tire that is designed much like a studded version, with the absence of studs in the tread.

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Don't Let Salt Corrosion Spoil Your Car

Anyone who lives in a region where snow and ice are common in the winter months knows that road salt can be a problem for car owners. Here at Hanna Imports we want to share some tips that can help to protect your car from salt corrosion.

The first thing to know is that washing your car frequently can help remove road salt. The key is to only wash in the day or when the temperature is about 40 degrees. You can also try to avoid driving through those drifts or small banks of snow. This is where road salt…

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